EarthComm Earth's Fluid Spheres: Cryosphere and Your Community Activity 4

Earth's Fluid Spheres book



How Rising and Falling Sea Levels Modify the Landscape

  • "Geological History of Cape Cod" - USGS
    Revies geological history of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Link "Glacial Cape Cod" contains text and maps that explain the role of the Laurentide ice sheet in developing the Cape.
  • "Geology of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve" - National Park Service
    Site discusses what North America was like during the last ice age, with a focus on the Bering Strait land bridge and the path plants and animals (including humans) may have taken from Asia to North America. Includes color maps.
  • "The Chesapeake Bay: Geologic Product of Rising Sea Level" - USGS Fact Sheet 102-98
    This fact sheet discusses the geological history of the Chesapeake Bay, which is essentially a river valley that was drowned when the Pleistocene ice sheets melted.

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To learn more about "lost continents", visit the following web sites:

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